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Ask Test Masters – Do I Have to Take AP Exams to Get Into College?

Today’s Ask Test Masters question comes from Curious Mama. She writes If a child doesn’t take AP courses, and instead takes the classes that are offered generally by the school for that grade, and receives a 3.5 gpa or higher, … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters – What if My School Doesn’t Offer AP or IB Classes?

Today’s Ask Test Masters question comes from a reader in Colombia who writes: Hi! I read your post (and it is extremely helpful by the way) but when I was reading the “Grades” section I came across a question: What … Continue reading

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Will a Bad AP Score Sink My Application?

We get this question a lot here at College Compass: “I got a 1/2/3 on an AP test! Do I still have a chance at Harvard?!” Though you might be panicking or worried that your Ivy Dreams are now toast, … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part IX: Checklist

Welcome back to College Compass’s series, What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Now that we’ve covered all of the aspects of applying to an Ivy League school, I have taken the liberty of compiling the … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: AP, IB, and Dual Credit

Ask Test Masters is a great resource available to you where you can directly ask us questions about all your college admissions needs. Recently, we received the following query: “Hey, so I’m absolutely confused about DC/ AP classes. I’ve recently … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part III: AP, IB, and SAT II Exams

In this installment of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League?, we continue our discussion of standardized tests, turning now to subject based tests such as AP, IB, and SAT II exams. How many AP Exams … Continue reading

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Exam Day = Game Day

Throughout your high school career, one of your biggest, yet most important worries may come from the SAT, ACT, SAT II, and even the AP exams. Here are some things to think about when preparing for these dreadful tests. Treat … Continue reading

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Advice for the Juniors

Welcome to the upper class. You’ve moved up in status, congratulations! With that said, you now have more responsibilities. Can you handle it? Of course you can. Follow these tips and you will be smoothly sailin’ into your senior year. … Continue reading

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Dual Credit? Dual Pain

If you attend high school in Texas, you’ve probably heard of dual credit. If you’re smart, you probably have teachers falling over their own feet trying to convince you that you should be doing all the dual credit you can. … Continue reading

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Choosing a Science Class Isn’t a Science

In the curriculum of many schools, the core subject that gives high school students the most freedom to choose what specifics they want to study is science. You have to take some basic courses, but are free to take, or … Continue reading

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